Matt Scrafton's player ratings: Curtis Tilt shines as Blackpool ease past Bristol Rovers in season opener

Blackpool began the new season in perfect fashion as they eased to a 2-0 win against Bristol Rovers in full of a bumper crowd at Bloomfield Road.

Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 8:01 pm
Blackpool opened their account for the season with a 2-0 win against Bristol Rovers

Here's how Pool's players rated:

Enjoyed a clean sheet on his Blackpool debut and looked dominant and confident plucking high balls out of the air throughout.
Played slightly out of position on the right-hand side of Pool's back three but as usual that was no issue for Turton. Mr Dependable was solid throughout.

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As good a good debut as you're going to get. Slotted seamlessly into Blackpool's back three and rarely looked threatened by Bristol Rovers' attack.
His best display in a Blackpool shirt to date, which is saying something. Magnificent performance from start to finish and looked a man possessed.
Another solid display from a Pool debutant. Might take a few weeks to get up to speed but he performed well getting up and down that flank.
Bombarded the Bristol Rovers box with a series of high-quality crosses. Performed just as well defensively as he did going forward at wing-back.
A goal and an assist on the first game of the season, a great way to get underway for the skipper. Dispatched the penalty confidently and provided a superb cross for the second.
Always looking to get on the ball and make things happen, but also looks to have added defensive discipline to his game.
Caused Bristol Rovers a number of problems with his powerful driving runs. Showed relentless energy and helped Pool defend from the front.
Voted the club sponsor's man of the match for a powerful, dynamic display. Bristol Rovers just couldn't live with him at times.
Made a constant nuisance of himself and took his goal well, slamming home a powerful header from inside the six-yard box.
Replaced Armand Gnanduillet with just 13 minutes remaining and helped Pool see the game down. Seasiders will see much more of him in the coming weeks and months.
Added another body into the midfield area after replacing the tireless Nathan Delfouneso with just eight minutes remaining.
Handed his Pool debut with five minutes to go, giving James Husband the chance to have a breather. Used his sheer strength to win a couple of late tussles.